What a wonderful world

I loved making these signs!  Great saying.

Let me know if I can make one for you.
Happy crafting!

Funny custom crafts

Temple Ladder Set

Email me if you'd like a personalized temple set!

Recreation Road Sign

I made this sign for my dad's birthday.  It's some of the things he likes to do.  It was so much fun to make!

I also made one for my realtor as a thank you for finding our house, but I forgot to take a picture.

There are so many possibilities for this concept!

Make one for someone you love, or email me and I can make it for you.
Happy crafting!

Kitchen bench

A friend I went to high school with, Natalie of The Creative Mom, built a beautiful farmhouse bench for 20 bucks.

After reading the instructions and drooling over the pictures I decided to try it.  I am so glad I did!  It's the biggest thing I've ever built and I am very happy with it!

Here are the resources:
The Creative Mom : http://www.thecreativemom.com/build-farmhouse-bench-20/
The Home Depot Blog: http://blog.homedepot.com/diy-project-farmhouse-bench/

Here are some snapshots/notes of our bench...

 Some of the wording in the plans threw me off at first.  Make sure you read the plans several times and understand what you're cutting so you don't waste any wood.

My cute model!

I made ours less wide so it could slide under our kitchen table.  I love how the red and farmhouse feel goes in my kitchen.  If you make one I hope you love it too!

Happy crafting!

Homemade Clocks

I saw this segment on Studio 5 and knew I had to try it!
I made this small version as a tester, and was really happy with it.
If you watch the video the following steps will be easy to understand.

Step 1: Glue and nail the boards together

Step 2: Find the center and draw a line using a 'compass'.

Step 3: Cut out the circle.  I used a jigsaw.

Step 4: (not pictured) Route out a spot on the back for the clock kit to fit into.
Step 5: Paint!  I printed a clock face off the internet.  The easier, faster way would be vinyl.

Step 6:  Attach the clock kit.  You can find these at the craft store.  If you want to make a really large clock like in the video, you can find large clock kits online.

This was a lot of fun.  It's satisfying to click the battery in and watch something you made WORKING.  I see another, larger clock in my future.
Happy crafting!

Enamel Paint

I saw some pins about painting glass so I thought I'd give it a try.
I found the enamel paint at the craft store.  (I used "Americana" GLOSS ENAMELS)
I painted some baby food jars and my thrift store cookie jar.

I used masking tape on the jars, but the lines weren't super clean.  I'm sure it was better with the tape than without though...  It took MANY coats and LOTS of drying time.

Pinterest told me to "fire" them to make the paint more durable.  When they were dry I put them on a cookie sheet in a cold oven, set it for 325, and set the timer for 30 minutes.  Once the timer rang I turned off the oven and left them inside for another 10 minutes then took them out and let them cool completely.

I love how they turned out!  Happy crafting!
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